Hello, it appears that logstash fails to listen on 5044.
# egrep -v '#|^$' logstash.yml
# cat conf.d/beats.input.conf
port => 5044
Tailing syslog, since logstash does not log otherwise, despite 'path.logs: /var/log/logstash' being set in logstash.yml, I see the start/stop in syslog but no other info and no error output of any kind, nor any indicator that it is reading or not reading conf.d.
Logstash does not throw any errors, it simply does not listen. I have tried updating the beats plugin but no luck.
What is the deal? this is a very frustrating problem which has been raised in many other threads, but never with a resolution appearing in any thread (except the plugin update, which was actually a bug with logstash not honoring host setting).
I have elasticsearch on the same server, listening on 9200 with no problems. I stopped elasticsearch and set logstash to listen on that port via beats.conf. Once again, logstash simply does not listen. This is not a local network or firewall issue.
Please help with this very frustrating problem.